Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Building Blocks of the First Harbour

For numerous reasons, Port Elizabeth was last in the queue to receive a harbour. From the early clamouring in the 1830s, it would be another century before the first harbour was commissioned.   

As the Harbour Supplement to the Eastern Province Herald dated 28th October 1933 stated, “

Building a harbour without concrete blocks would be like making bricks without straw. So, the blockyard is the foundation, as it were, of the work.”

This blog is an article from that supplement.

Main picture: The Titan crane laying a block on the breakwater

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